Chapter 64 – ‘Inserted in scallion’ son-in-law, I am daddy
In a moment of desperation, Chu Qing-Yan didn’t consider anything else and ran up; she extended her hand, wanting to tug on his sleeves. However, just by chance, the wind blew by and she couldn’t grab onto the fluttering sleeve, she stumbled and instead grabbed onto an ice-cold, soft and sleek thing.
Xiao Xu narrowed his eyes, subconsciously wanting to send this person flying. But when he lowered his head and came into contact with those pair of glossy eyes, his mind was slightly dazzled and he curbed this action.
Chu Qing-Yan never expected that under her hurried action, she would actually grab his wrist. That ice-cold feeling followed from her palm and, in a flash, traveled to her heart. She couldn’t help but tremble from head to toe, but it was also too late for regret. She exerted a little strength with her fingers and clutched his hand tightly, then, she raised her head to obstinately look at him, “Your Highness, what did your words from just now mean?”
Xiao Xu raised a brow, this girl usually acted like a yes-man to him without a bit of temper, only once you mentioned her family’s matters, then her natural temperament would be exposed. However, truthfully speaking, this kind of her still looked more pleasing to his eyes.
“If you keep up, then you’ll know.” Xiao Xu didn’t plan on talking more, so he turned around, wanting to leave.
Unfortunately, the person at his side still hadn’t reacted and the hand that pulled on him still wasn’t willing to loosen. Xiao Xu was a bit impatient and exerted a little bit of force in his hand and easily threw off her hand.
Chu Qing-Yan looked at the oustanding figure slowly getting submerged by the crowd and bit her lips. Her mood wasn’t as excited as before, she calmed down and came to understand a principle. If he wasn’t willing to talk, then no matter how much she asked, he still wouldn’t tell her. As a result, she gave a deep sigh and quickened her pace to chase after that person.
Gu Rong and Gu Yi looked at each other, this was the first time that someone had touched His Highness and came out unscathed. They cast an incredulous look towards Chu Qing-Yan.
Don’t know why, Chu Qing-Yan felt that her own pace was simply unable to keep up with the person up front, running with small steps was a little tiring. She rolled his eyes at him, didn’t he know that there’s a large disparity between the physical strength of a guy and a girl? Didn’t he understand that she was young and had short legs?
In the end, she had no choice, worried that she would lose the other person, Chu Qing-Yan didn’t even think and just stretched her hand out to grab onto his finger. In any case, just now, so many people on the street earlier all misunderstood that he was her father. A daughter holding hands with her father, wasn’t it a natural thing to do?
Although Xiao Xu walked in the front, he still placed a little bit of attention to behind him. He saw her extend her hand and subconsciously wanted to avoid it, but in the end, for some unknown reason, he didn’t move away.
That little soft and ‘lacking bone’-like hand slid into his palm, just like a budding flower bud held in his palm. His fingers stiffened slightly and didn’t make any moves.
That flower bud, if he was too soft, it would fall, if he was too hard, it would be pinched into pieces.
After stuffing her hand into his hand, Chu Qing-Yan originally was still looking at that gauze hat but couldn’t see anything. However, feeling that he hadn’t flung her off, she thought that it was a good sign.
Since he treated her like a child, then she would properly exercise her privilege as a child and form a good relationship with him. Then, her days ahead would become easier!
Chu Qing-Yan totally didn’t realize that perhaps it was from this step onwards that he and she would start to merge.
Seeing as nothing happened to her after trying this matter out, Chu Qing-Yan’s guts became bigger as she extended her fingers and firmly gripped his hand. Let’s see how he’s going to fling her off like this.
Soft and immature fingers bringing a warm temperature smoothly intertwined with his fingertips, like thread through a button-hole. It seeped into his skin and blended into his blood, breaking through the surface ice, and gradually integrated into his heart.
A crack appeared on his frozen over heart, and that wisp of fragrance drilled in.
Perhaps, her journey of breaking the ice had quietly started from this moment.
He couldn’t help but lower his head to look at the person beside him. Her complexion tender and pink, a child-like naivety, glossy big eyes flashing with a hint of having prevailed craftiness. He should have reprimanded her for her rudeness, but at the last moment, he received her fingers tightly, firmly gripping them into his palm. His pace also slowed; he raised his eyes to look ahead, his tone still indifferent, “Watch the road.”
Chu Qing-Yan immediately looked ahead and only saw a person in his prime pushing a wooden handcart with casks on it heading directly towards her. She immediately dodged to his side, then patted her own chest, no more shilly-shallying, and followed closely the person at her side. Therefore, this little accident, made her forget their interaction from a moment ago. She tightly held onto his hand, afraid of another accident happening.
“This father and daughter pair are really good looking!”
“Just looking at their figures is enough to feel that they are out of the ordinary. They give off ‘having riches and honor’ aura!”
Every one of the passersby noticed the two people and couldn’t help but sigh.
Chu Qing-Yan felt it was laughable, yet also felt injustice for Xiao Xu. He wasn’t married yet but was being labeled as the father of a ten-year-old child. She didn’t know if his heart felt sullen or not.
Xiao Xu had never taken notice of this kind of idle gossip, so when the exclaims of admiration from the passersby were transmitted into his ear, he only held the hand of the person tightly and walked ahead unhurriedly with large strides.
On the contrary, Gu Rong and Gu Yi, who were at the back and carrying a huge heap of stuff, shot daggers from their eyes at those passersby. At the same time, their hearts were full of shock, His Highness actually allowed that girl to hold his hand, it was simply too inconceivable!
Chu Qing-Yan also didn’t know where he was heading to and only felt that the more they walked, the thinner the flow of people seemed to be. The air became much more free from worry!
And just at this moment, Xiao Xu stopped before a restaurant.
Chu Qing-Yan followed his line of sight and raised her head to look at the board, Yellow Crane Tower. Black and gold characters were engraved on the deep red board, showcasing an imposing atmosphere.
This made her recall a poem she studied before, ‘Once upon a time, an immortal flew away on the back of a yellow crane. What remains here is a tower bearing its name: Yellow Crane Tower. The heavenly crane was gone forever, For thousands of years, the white clouds in the skies were empty. Perhaps this name came from this poem, however, she didn’t know if this dynasty had already gone through the Tang Dynasty period. Because from her impression, this dynasty never seemed to have appeared before, perhaps the textbooks had overlooked it and didn’t record it down.
In the wake of Xiao Xu stepping into this restaurant, the fragrance of food directly welcomed them. Chu Qing-Yan thought, was it possible he wanted to have lunch here? Then, what about the matter of seeing her parents? Even though she had some doubts in her heart, Chu Qing-Yan still kept her anger at bay and, like a horse’s tail, followed after him.
Under the waiter’s enthusiastic welcome, their group of people went up to the second floor. At this moment, a black-clothed guy full of smiles came up to welcome them, “Master.”
Chu Qing-Yan remembered this person. At that time, when Xiao Ran made people discipline her, it was him who moved to stop them. She was somewhat suspicious, why would he suddenly appear here?
Fire Spirit’s sharp eyes caught them holding hands, a flash of amazement and complex expression flashing across the depth of his eyes.
“Where are they?” Xiao Xu looked towards him.
Fire Spirit smilingly said, “They’re here, the matters this subordinate handles, you don’t need to worry about.”
Chu Qing-Yan didn’t understand their question and answer, but she had a strong idea in her heart, so she couldn’t help but look towards Xiao Xu.
“The people you want to see are inside.“ Xiao Xu lightly told her.
Chu Qing-Yan’s face lit up with delight and wanted to break into a run and go inside. But as if she thought of something, she could only impatiently look at him.
This scene looked like a little puppy anxiously wagging his tail, Xiao Xu lifted his hand and pinched her cheeks, soon after, he magnanimously said, “Go inside.”
As if receiving a huge amnesty, Chu Qing-Yan immediately pushed opened the doors and strode in.
The two people inside playing a game of red strings were startled and then immediately became happy, “Cai Cai, you’ve come!”
The family of three was finally reunited, Chu Qing-Yan pounced into Mother Chu’s embrace and said in a voice choking with sobs, “Mommy, Daddy, I missed you guys so much!”
The rims of Mother Chu’s eyes were also wet, “Cai Cai, mother also missed you.”
Daddy Chu spread his hands out and hugged the two people, he imitated Mother Chu’s words chirping, “Cai Cai, mother also missed you!”
Xiao Xu stood outside the door and saw this joyous and harmonious scene, and a faint dark color flashed across his eyes. Since he was small to now, this kind of tenderness was a far distance from him and he had always only been an observer.
Only at this moment did Chu Qing-Yan remember Xiao Xu, she had actually cast him aside. So she hurriedly turned her head, wanting to introduce him to her own parents, when unexpectedly, Daddy was one step quicker than her and rushed up.
Because he had entered a private room, Xiao Xu casually took off his gauze hat and revealed the silver mask underneath. But unexpectedly, a person rushed directly towards him, in high spirits, he shouted reproachfully, “ ‘Inserted in scallion’ son-in-law, I am daddy ah!”